ERIC Number: ED334825
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1986
Improving Public Library Services to ESL Students: Ready To Use Classroom Lessons for Teachers. Library Awareness Project.
South Bay Cooperative Library System, San Jose, CA.
Curricula for public library use instruction designed for limited-English-proficient (LEP) students are presented. Lessons are included for each of four instructional levels, and each lesson assumes that the student may have exposure to only one lesson. These basic concepts are covered: (1) information on all subjects is available at the public library; (2) service is free, but requires responsibility; (3) books are borrowed, read, and returned; (4) the library is a comfortable and friendly place for all people; (5) there is no censorship, and all viewpoints are accepted; and (6) librarians are there to help patrons. A suggested instructional schedule includes a preparatory library visit by the teacher, a student survey (provided in English, Spanish, and Vietnamese), a pre-test, vocabulary learning, role-playing, exercises to reinforce materials presented by the teacher, a slide or video program, a librarian visit to the classroom, library staff awareness workshop, a class visit to the library, return of materials to the library, a post-test, and a follow-up librarian visit. The guide contains the four lessons, student surveys, guidelines for a classroom visit by the librarian, suggested reading lists for LEP students, and a teacher's survey. Reproducible visual aids are included. (MSE)
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher; Reference Materials - Bibliographies
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
Sponsor: Department of Education, Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: South Bay Cooperative Library System, San Jose, CA.